West Pennine Motorcycle Training


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Some of the responses we have recently received from our students...

Hi Dave, Alan, Terry and Chris

I didn't get chance as was late Friday the 16th September at approx. 3.45pm when I finished my test and got back to the yard and you had all finished for the weekend.

I just wanted to say that after initially failing my Mid 1 - because I didn't listen properly rather than something I couldn't do i.e. Did not park my front wheel in between the cones and put the whole Bike in it - I then smashed Mod 1 with 1 minor and Mod 2 with 1 minor also.

Just wanted to say - as I didn't get chance as you all had left and Chris locked up on that Friday when we got back - CHEERS for all your help and guidance and I knew on the day as I was taking the Mod 2 ( without being Big- headed ) that I would pass, as it went so well as I was doing it, and could hear Dave and Alan's voice in my head stating: Not to close to cars, more life savers, two second rule etc and that carried me through as I was; On it and focused.

So cheers for all the advice, help and training It did the job and if you were surprised then so was BLOODY I !

Off on a Cruise next week to celebrate and just bought myself a Kawasaki ER6N - 2104 plate, 1303 Miles on clock ( Nearly new ) in Black & Green and get it next week or week after.

Thanks to all and keep up the good work

Kind Regards





Thanks to the guys at West Pennine Motorcycle Training. They took me, a complete novice through CBT and onto passing my A2 licence in 6 days.

Starting on the first day with a super warm welcome, making me feel relaxed, and involved. They started slowly, and progressively. Taking me from a wobbly stop start, learning simple clutch control, through weaving through cones, and managing the rear break. Each step carefully gauged to build on the previous.

On the second day I was on the road and completed my CBT.

They generated a huge sense of trust, they were teaching me to ride a bike, not just prepping me to pass a test, I knew that by trusting their guidance, I would gain life saving skills.

Every day spent with the instructors, cemented the realisation they were making me safe on the road, their never ending enthusiasm, dedication and humour made each day pass quickly.

I passed, with one minor fault on the Mod 1 and no minor faults on the Mod 2.

I will remember their advice and guidance as I pick my first bike and begin riding on my own.

The biggest thanks.

Hi! I recently passed my CBT at the West Pennine bike school, having never ridden before (or even sat on a bike!). Highly recommended school.

At first a very daunting experience (taking up a late interest in biking) I was made to feel comfortable with an introductory hour or two, running me through the basic bike controls and necessary gear. Which did ease the nerves. Any question I asked was dealt with professionally, and the instructor understood I was keen to learn as much about biking as possible so expanded on answers. Answering every question I had expertly - I felt the instructor clearly cared about bikes and had a lot of experience in training - I found out he was the person who has been training for the longest over 20 years running.

Then onto the geared Yamaha, I was very much a novice and burnt a lot of rubber (and I think the clutch !) I was pleased to see the instructor taking a keen eye in were I was going wrong off road - and explaining how that would affect me when getting on road.

On road we had a radio set up in which the instructor was clear as to where to go, and how I was doing - and we had regular catch ups, on road in which they would walk me through issues and offer advice going forward.

All-in-all a proper job offered by patient, expert staff - I was pleased to finish the CBT on the day. And I am now thinking about completing my DAS - the CBR 125 I'm on at the moment can't keep up down the country lanes! Thanks again!

Hi Dave,

Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the motorbike training I received from Chris (CBT), John and Steve (DAS), which got me to pass my bike licence first time. In the 12weeks since passing I have covered almost two thousand miles from commuting, run outs and touring which has got me to meet new friends, tour new locations, all with a smile on my face (even in rain), and not sat in traffic!

So thank you for organising all the expert guidance and training through the lads which got me out on the bike, I recommend you whenever I can as I am sure you will get my friends out on the road first time!

I'll be back for a days training here and there over time, as my experience progresses just to pick up a few tips to make my riding even smoother and more controlled.

Please pass on my thanks to the lads, and if I see you, or any of them out, I'll shout you a brew and a butty!

Safe riding


hi Yvonne

thank you for all the help you and the staff have given me on passing my test .If anyone ask me were to go for motorcycle training i will always pass on your number

thank you again

Jonathan foster

Just a note to say thank you for all your help in passing my DAScourse. You have achieved something in 3 days which a so called Professional school up here in Scotland couldn?t. Thanks to all instructors especially Alan whose use of the words "Interesting way to do that" is so much nicer than "You pillock".

Thanks for everything. Alex


I would just like to thank yourself, Dave and your team for making my DAS an enjoyable and safe course with expert tuition in horrible conditions.. Without you I wouldn't have passed 1st time. I will be recommending you to all future wannabe bikers in the future.

Regards John

Hi guys just got back home after passing my das after 3 days training, you guys are miricle workers. I didnt see dave after i got back so i would like to say a special thanks to him for being a pacient instructor and also to kevin. I would recommend you guys to anyone, good value for money. thanks to all the staff and good luck for the future.

Ian O'Loughlin.

ps. dont mean to gloat but i passed with only 1 minor fault

Dear All,

Just thought i'd e-mail to say Thank You for all your help over the weekend, i'm not quite sure how you guys managed it but you got me through my test and i passed with only 6 minor faults!

Thank You again, really couldn't have done it without your help,

Happy Motorcycling and Thanks again,

Jane Hardacre

(AKA Nurse Gladys)

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